The American Civil War featuring Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Antietam & Arlington
9 days from £1,995pp
Join us as we delve into the history of the American Civil War, as we take a look at the war which raged for four years, from 1861 to 1865. We fly into the US where we partake in a series of tours seeing some of the battles most iconic locations. In Washington D.C. we enjoy a tour of the Museum of American History and offer guests the opportunity to pay a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. We visit the iconic Gettysburg, which is often referred to as the Civil War’s turning point, and Antietam the site of the bloodiest battle in American history. As well as visits to Lynchburg, Appomattox, Petersburg and Richmond, we also see Bulls Run, where two major battles took place.
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- 7 nights hotel sharing a twin room on a room-only basis
- Fully escorted in the USA by a Specialist Historical Guide
- Return flights to Washington D.C.
- Airport transfers
- Hotel porterage for 1 bag per person
(Deposits from £300pp)
Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone, you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -
Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.
For customers living outside of the UK, if you want to make a booking you will need to provide a UK postcode on our online booking system. If you are not able to provide a relevant UK postcode then you can enter the postcode for London Victoria Coach Station – SW1W 9TP. You should then be able to proceed to complete your booking.
If you do encounter a problem then you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.
Please Note : After completing your booking, a member of our Customer Service team will be in touch to make sure everything is okay.
Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
Fly to Washington D.C. where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 3 - Gettysburg
We travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania this morning for a tour of the famous battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 is often quoted as the Civil War’s turning point and resulted in the Confederates, under General Robert E. Lee, retreating to Virginia after their attempted second invasion into Union territory. Abraham Lincoln, in November of the same year, delivered his famous Gettysburg Address here at the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery. In the evening, join our included ‘Ghosts of Gettysburg’ tour. Stay overnight in Gettysburg.
Day 4 - Antietam Battlefield & Harper’s Ferry
Included visit to the battlefield of Antietam (admission included), the bloodiest one-day battle in American history, where Lee’s invasion of Maryland was ended. Onwards to Harper’s Ferry, where in 1859 John Brown led his famous party of 21 men and secured the federal armoury. The slave uprising was to precipitate the onset of the Civil War. Overnight in Harper’s Ferry.
Day 5 - Lynchburg, Virginia
We travel to Lynchburg, an important central transportation centre for the Confederacy army, as well as having a large hospital for Confederate soldiers, and scene of the Battle of Lynchburg in 1864. We take a tour of the town before spending a night here.
Day 6 - Appomattox, Petersburg & Richmond
We travel first to Appomattox, where in 1865 General Lee surrendered to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant, which signalled the end of the Southern States’ attempt to create a separate nation. The surrender set the stage for the emergence of an expanded and more powerful Federal Government and the end of the war led directly to the adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution – ending slavery, providing citizenship and male suffrage. We visit the Museum of the Confederacy and then on to the Petersburg Battlefield (admission included), where the Union Army held the Confederates in a 292-day siege, the longest in American warfare. Travel to nearby Richmond for an overnight stay.
Day 7 - Arlington Cemetery
We return to Washington for an overnight stay, arriving late morning. Spend the afternoon in the capital or join our included visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Designated a military cemetery on June 15 1864, veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation’s wars since the American Civil War are interred in the cemetery. During the guided visit you will see many of Arlington’s famous memorials, including the Eternal Flame of the Kennedy grave, and the world-famous Tomb of the Unknowns.
Arrive in the U.K.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Visa/ESTA is required prior to travelling,
please visit the ESTA Web site for more details. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, it is
recommended that applications are submitted no less than 72 hours prior to
If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.
No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.
All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
All hotels are of a minimum European 3-star standard and have a restaurant or bar on site or nearby. All rooms are en suite and have T.V., telephone and air-conditioning.
Washington Hilton or similar, Washington (nights 1 & 2)
Courtyard by Marriot Gettysburg or similar, Gettysburg (night 3)
Quality Inn Harper's Ferry or similar, Harper's Ferry (night 4)
Hampton Inn or similar, Lynchburg (night 5)
Best Western Executive Hotel or similar, Richmond (night 6)
Washington Hilton or similar (night 7)
Please Note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.
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All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.
On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.